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Revealed: Which Star Zidane First Told He Will Quit

Revealed: Which Real Marid Star Zinedine Zidane First Told He Will Quit

By David Kappel - Jun 01, 2018 10:26 AM @kappilinho

Zinedine Zidane announced his shock departure from Real Madrid on Thursday, and also revealed which Los Blancos star he first told about his decision to quit.

Click through the gallery above to see some images from Zidane's press conference announcing his resignation from Real.

The Frenchman announced that he is leaving the club because he felt the team "needed a change" after lifting three successive UEFA Champions League titles, and added that he wanted to depart "when everything is going well" rather than in a bad moment.

He also revealed how he informed his former players of his decision, and that it was Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos he spoke to first.

"The squad already knows," Zidane said at the press conference announcing his resignation, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I've not talked to them all individually but they all know.

"I've sent a message to all the squad and I've spoken to Sergio Ramos.

"He is a leader, a captain and it has been a pleasure to share three more years with him."

Ramos responded with a heartfelt message on his social networks, thanking Zidane for his great work.

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Zidane leaves Real as the second most successful manager in the club's history, having lifted nine trophies in two and half years in charge of Los Blancos.

Who would you like to see as the next Real boss? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Jun 01, 2018 06:29 PM
All the best to your future coach, you'll be missed for your good job you did at Real Madrid. Congratulations Zidane
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 01, 2018 02:41 PM
Zidane is a strategist he knows that Madrid wll never win anything next season given the fact that Greizman will be a Barca player next season it will be impossible for Madrid to compete with Barcelona
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mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane Jun 01, 2018 02:25 PM
Zizou is coach and a half what an achievement , 9 trophies in two and a half years and some of Mzansi's coaches don't even get one trophy in three seasons
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Joined: 27 May 2018
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Jun 01, 2018 01:37 PM
Zizuo will b remembered as Great player, gud Assissant manager, then greatest manager of all time of Real and Uefa CL history...!!!
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Jun 01, 2018 01:37 PM
Zizuo will b remembered as Great player, gud Assissant manager, then greatest manager of all time of Real and Uefa CL history...!!!
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Ruuke Joined: 21 Oct 2017
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Ruuke Jun 01, 2018 01:30 PM
Not so long ago, just before PSG game many were calling for his head and had he lost failed to get into last eight they would have chopped it. Good decision.
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musazumakhosi Joined: 10 May 2017
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musazumakhosi Jun 01, 2018 12:02 PM
Thanks for everything u have done for us as fans we appreciate ur work very much an i wish alk the best for u in future
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thato357 Joined: 13 Aug 2014
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thato357 Jun 01, 2018 11:58 AM
I wish you all the best Zizu. Its sad but a right move for you. Know that the door is open for you in Madrid, ALWAYS.
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dark.city Joined: 26 Jan 2018
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dark.city Jun 01, 2018 11:47 AM
A very good and clever decision from Zizo. He knows that he will come back to Real Madrid. Leaving now will set the next coach to fail. He also knows that Barca will come stronger next season. Madrid won't make it to the semi finals in next season's UEFA Champions League. Mark my words. They have now reached the Storming Phase. They now have to start afresh from the Forming Phase, then Norming Phase, then Perfoming Phase before reaching the Storming Phase again and this will take them 3 years.
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Sobz Ndabs Joined: 03 Jan 2018
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Sobz Ndabs Jun 01, 2018 11:23 AM
I still don't believe the bad new the world got yesterday of Zidane quitting Real Madrid just five days after he lifted UCL, I still hope that someone can convince him to turn around as it is not the right time for the team to lose him
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siyaz Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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siyaz Jun 01, 2018 11:10 AM
"I've not talked to them all individually but they all know. "I've sent a message to all the squad and I've spoken to Sergio Ramos." But this does not mean that Zidane first told Ramos. That headline is misleading

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